The European Commission (EC) is suing Slovakia for insufficient protection of air quality, the Environment Ministry confirmed.
The EC is filing a lawsuit against Slovakia with the European Court of Justice for exceeding the limit value for solid pollutants and for failing to take appropriate measures to improve air quality.
Poor air quality
Minister Ján Budaj said that the quality of the air is like litmus paper that mirrors the environmental condition of the country.
“It is not usually written on the death certificate, but in Slovakia, we die as a result of polluted air in the form of various lung diseases more often than because of heart attack or cancer,” he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that Slovakia is reaping the harvest of ignorance towards air protection of previous governments.
18. Feb 2021 at 17:16 | Compiled by Spectator staff